Berlin, Germany

Global Entrepreneurship

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Information for term Global Entrepreneurship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 28 – Nov 7, 2020 (6 weeks)
$4,850

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Nov 9 – Dec 19, 2020 (6 weeks)
$4,850

Extended Deadline

December 15, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Dates: Feb 15 – Mar 27, 2021 (6 weeks)
$4,850

Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Dates: Mar 29 – May 8, 2021 (6 weeks)
$4,850

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 28 – Dec 19, 2020 (12 weeks)
$8,245

Extended Deadline

December 15, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Dates: Feb 15 – May 8, 2021 (12 weeks)
$9,700

Overview

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Get down to business in the hipster capital of Europe!

Jump into the bustle of Germany’s capital city, home to over 3.7 million people, a happening music and art scene, and a multitude of museums, festivals, and historical landmarks.

In just 6 weeks, gain concrete experience and insights into international business and entrepreneurship, while benefiting from professional development and cultural enrichment opportunities. Discover Berlin's rich start up scene and participate in internships, job shadowing opportunities or volunteer work at several of our partner organizations. Round up your experience with cultural activities around town and professional development workshops or guest lectures at CIEE's Global Institute.

CIEE Gap Year Abroad programs are focused on supporting participants in acquiring knowledge and developing skills to live in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. In addition to career exploration activities and experiences and gaining a better understanding of the local culture, you will take part in our Global Competence Course. This online course will allow you to connect and collaborate in real-time with our entire cohort of Gap participants worldwide, through interactive workshops and discussions. Reflect on your own cultural biases, share insights about your experience and learn about topics ranging from cultural identity and leadership styles to how to work and live sustainably or develop communication skills.

Additionally, all Career Exploration participants will take part in the Professional Development Workshop facilitated by CIEE experts focused on business culture and supporting the development of professional skills. This interactive workshop will allow students to connect on a weekly basis across all Career Exploration sites. Each week will bring with it a new theme, covering topics like goal setting, how to build an entrepreneurial mindset and best practices for expanding your business and professional network. Regardless of which academic and professional path you choose, this workshop will be relevant and helpful in developing real world skills and competence!

Live in Berlin's vibrant Kreuzberg district brimming with sidewalk caf├ęs, colorful shops, street festivals, and cultural activity. Experience the everyday life of a real Berliner, practicing your conversational German and learning about the rich culture of the city. Walk the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial, visit the five internationally renowned museums of Museum Island, or sit peacefully in one of the city’s many parks.

Every day in Berlin you’ll be surrounded by larger-than-life history and architecture, while exploring life among fellow international students, incredible restaurants, and efficient public transportation. Day trips and excursions to surrounding areas, included in your CIEE program, will guarantee this is an experience you’ll never forget.

The Take-Aways

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Gain professional experience and training. Return home with a better understanding of your professional goals and concrete insights into what it takes be a successful entrepreneur.

  • GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    Build a strong foundation in the core components of intercultural learning. Come home with an improved sense of self and awareness of what shapes others.

  • CERTIFICATE

    A Certificate of Learning in Global Entrepreneurship

  • said it made them more mature young adults

    97%
  • said they learned to interact with different cultural backgrounds

    94%
  • said their level of independence increased

    89%

Location & Culture

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A thriving global city known for its wealth of urban green space.

Home to over 3.7 million people, the thriving global city of Berlin is a place of vigorous growth and change. Low living costs, excellent public transportation and services, and easy access to parks and green areas make it the perfect environment for students to live, study, and play abroad.

Countless small online businesses started here, and a number of industries continue to experience rapid growth – so whether you’re interested in communications, life sciences, environmental services, media and music, or business, Berlin’s the place for you!

Consistently ranked among the top of global cities in quality-of-life indices, Berlin is one of the most nature-filled cities in Europe. In fact, more than 44% of Berlin is made up of parks, woods, lakes waterways, recreational areas, and other public spaces. Fun fact: This historic city also features more bridges than Venice!

Daily Life

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Daily Life

A successful Gap Career Exploration achieves the right balance between hands-on learning opportunities, structured moments of instruction that can put your experience in context, and cultural activities or excursions that fully immerse you in the local culture.

All our programs begin with a week-long training session to help you:

  • Get familiar with the local business landscape and research your host organization
  • Articulate objectives for your internship, job shadow and/or volunteer experience
  • Set a work plan into place

For the following 4 weeks, you will be splitting your time between a career exploration experience (from 15 to 20 hours a week), cultural activities and professional development workshops. You'll also get to join our Global Competence course that will connect you with our entire cohort of gap students worldwide.

On your last week, you will meet our team back at the CIEE Global Institute to debrief your career exploration experience and set your own professional goals.

Weekends are for group excursions (two per 6-week block) or personal travel and exploration.

  • Housing

    Single room in an on-campus residence hall at the CIEE Global Institute

  • Local Support

    Local CIEE Center staff available 24/7

Activities

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Sample Activities and Excursions

  • Walk one of the last remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall still in place at the East Side Gallery – the longest open-air art gallery in the world
  • Get an inside-look at Berlin's thriving start-up scene at a networking event or pitch night
  • Spend a day at Zoologischer Garten, the most visited zoo in Europe
  • Check out famous landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Reichstag building, and the Mitte district
  • Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial
  • Relax in the expansive oasis of Tempelhof, the former airport of Berlin Airlift fame, and now a verdant urban park
  • Sample Berlin’s famous street food – an amazing range of international and local foods are sold on almost every corner of the city
  • Day trips to cities like Dresden, Wolfsburg, or Potsdam, with its rich historical sites and palaces.

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Eligibility & Fees

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Eligibility & Fees

Eligibility

  • High school graduates in good academic standing.
  • Students must be 18 years or older at the time of their departure.
  • German knowledge is not required to participate in this program. All professional experiences will be based in English unless you are fluent - or near fluent - in German and you request a German-speaking option.

Fees

$50

Apply for one or two 6-week blocks. Combining blocks in two different locations is not yet available.

Program fee includes iNext travel insurance. Full inclusions are found online.

Program

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Costs

Fall Block II 2020 6 weeks Rolling Admissions Sep 28, 2020 Nov 7, 2020

$4,850

Fall Blocks II, III 2020 12 weeks Rolling Admissions Sep 28, 2020 Dec 19, 2020

$8,245

Fall Block III 2020 6 weeks Rolling Admissions Nov 9, 2020 Dec 19, 2020

$4,850

Spring Block II 2021 6 weeks Dec 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2021 Mar 27, 2021

$4,850

Spring Blocks II, III 2021 12 weeks Dec 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2021 May 8, 2021

$9,700

Spring Block III 2021 6 weeks Feb 1, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 May 8, 2021

$4,850

Ready to change your life?